From: Becker's Supply Chain Report <>
Subject: IV fluid shortage forces NY hospital to transfer patient | Calif. hospital burns down as wildfires spread | Hacked IV pumps pose data breach threat | Did Amazon scrap plans to enter the pharmacy market?
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December 8, 2017
1. Amazon no longer applying for pharmacy license in Maine - what it says about a potential pharmacy entrance

2. Researchers warn hacked IV pumps could lead to data breaches Full story
3. California behavioral health hospital burns down as wildfires spread Full story

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5. Prescription drug spending slows in 2016: 5 things to know Full story 

6. Avanir Pharmaceuticals cuts 11% of workforce, including sales reps amid probe into marketing practices Full story
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8. CVS starts free same-day prescription delivery in Manhattan: 3 things to know Full story
9. Worsening IV fluid shortage forces New York hospital to transfer patient Full story
10. FDA issues final guidance on UDI direct marking requirements: 4 things to know Full story
11. UntitedHealth's Optum to buy DaVita Medical Group for $4.9B: 6 things to know Full story

12. 54 health systems with the most hospitals Full story

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